s.t.a.r.t. treaty whether it's going to be the debt commission, where is he going to make the politics difficult for republicans? i you talked to republicans who say he's making it very easy to say no, and that's been the case for 22 months. >> i'm afraid i'll be repeating my point. i see no sign, really, that the obama white house has decided we have to really change the way we're going forward here. they don't seem -- it seems -- when i look at them, i see people who think it's a concession to some new reality they don't want if they admit 2010 actually changed things, changed our numbers on the hill, et cetera. if the president sort of shakes himself, dusts himself off, and comes forward and says, guys, i'm going to work with you on this tax stuff, everybody in america has to know what their tax rates are going to be for the next year, two years, three years, it is irresponsible not to do it. i'm working with you, i will concede a lot.